Professor Justin Beilby

Professor Justin Beilby
  • Biography/ Background

    Professor Justin Beilby was appointed Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences in July 2005.  As Executive Dean, he oversees all undergraduate training in medicine, nursing, dentistry, health sciences, psychology and public health at the University of Adelaide.  Prior to that, Professor Beilby held the position of Professor and Head of the Department of General Practice, at the University of Adelaide from 2002 - 2005.  He has been involved in research and evaluation with workforce planning, primary care financing, chronic illness and the quality use of medicines for over 20 years, in both urban and rural settings.  He has published widely in asthma, diabetes, point- of- care testing and primary care financing.   He has been intimately involved in national and state health policy research, chairing the General Practice Item Restructuring Working Group and evaluating the Medical Benefits Scheme asthma item numbers.  He is currently a member of the Medical Services Advisory Committee, Economic Sub-Committee.   Professor Beilby has been a member of the Strategic Research Initiatives Working Group of the NHMRC.  He was a Commissioner in National Hospital and Health Reform Commission in 2008 - 2009.  He has extensive experience in the health system reform having been a member of the Clinical Senate and SA Health Performance Council.

  • Qualifications


    Year Awarded





    The University of Adelaide



    The University of Adelaide



    The University of Adelaide



    Royal Australian College of General Practitioners



    Royal College of Surgeons (UK)



    Royal Australian College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Family

    Planning Certificate


    Family Planning Association, South Australia

    Radiology Licence


    South Australian Health Commission

  • Teaching Interests

    Clinical Skills Training

    General Practice Training

    Health Innovation and Reform




  • Research Interests

    General Practice Intervention Studies

    Primary Care Reform

    Workforce Planning

    Primary Care Financing

    Respiratory Disease

  • Publications

    Professor Beilby’s list of publications includes 105 peer reviewed journal articles, 3 editorials, 93 abstracts/conference proceedings and 15 reports.  In addition, he has presented more than 45 seminar papers and presentations nationally and over 10 internationally.   For a complete list of Professor Beilby’s publications please contact Amy Cox at

  • Professional Associations

    President – Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand

    Chair – Medical Local Board, Adelaide Hills Central Western

    Member – Australian Medical Council Medical School Accreditation Committee

    Member – Royal District Nursing Service Limited (RDNS)

    Member – Health Workforce Australia (HWA) Clinical Lead

    Member – Adelaide to Outback GP Training Program

    Member – Australian Medical Association

    Member – Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

    Member – Australian Association of Academic General Practitioners

    Member – Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

    Past Member – National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission

    Past Member – Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)

    Past Member – National Clinical Advisory Committee – BUPA (private health insurer)

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Entry last updated: Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013